Mahindra XUV700 AWD SUV

Mahindra has just launched a family friendly, mid-size SUV the XUV700. They are aiming at a low entry price but good value for money.

Mahindra XUV700 launch drive 4There are two variants:

  • AX7 $36,990 (driveaway)
  • AX7 L $39,990 (driveaway)

The interior has the most obvious features to impress the customer.

There are two high-definition 10.25” digital screens one for the driver merging into the middle infotainment screen.

There is a large sunroof and A neat interior with White leatherette upholstery

Mahindra XUV700 interior 4 pic

It has three rows of seats but like others in the medium SUV class the third row is hardly usable and if in an upright position there is hardly any cargo space.

Some good safety features but no cross-traffic alert function.

It drives like a soft, comfortable family car.

The cult like followers of their tough Ute could well be some of the customers.

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Mahindra XUV700 engine


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The power train is a 2.0 L turbo-petrol engine, with modest power of 149.2 kW at 5000 rpm and 380 Nm of torque from 1750 rpm. A good pint is that the engine runs on 91 RON Unleaded

It has a 6-speed automatic transmission and is two-wheel drive only through the front wheels.

Both models have the following Driver Assistance Systems

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Smart Pilot Assist
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • High Beam Assist

Mahindra XUV700 safety 4 pic

Both models have the following features:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control,
  • automatic headlamps with High Beam Assist, which switches automatically between low and high beam.
  • 7 years/ 150,000 kms warranty, and 7 years road side assist
  • Reversing Camera
  • LED DRL & Arrowhead LED Taillamps
  • Dual Zone Climate Control
  • 3rd Row Air conditioning
  • tyre pressure monitoring system
  • No extra price for any of the six colours
  • Full size spare (steel)
  • There is a system can be set to continuously record while driving, negating the need for a traditional dashcam through memory card installation.

Mahindra XUV700 launch drive interior transmission

The high specification AX7 L has in addition:

  • 12-speaker SONY system
  • wireless charging
  • Blind View Monitor camera picture covering your blind spots in the dash in front of the driver.
  • Stop and Go driving function as part of its adaptive cruise control,

The medium sized SUV segment in the Australian market is currently the biggest and fastest growing SUV category and is packed with products from many companies. Prominent models from well established companies include the Toyota RAV 4, Nisan X-Trail, Mitsubishi Outlander, Hyundai Tucson, and Kia Sportage. But there are also some more recent players from China such as Haval and the all-electric BYD Atto.

Mahindra XUV700 launch drive 5

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